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  • hardie karges 6:10 pm on October 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Gun control, red herring,   

    Gun Control: Do You Like Your Red Herring Smoked or Grilled? 

    Don’t you love how all the gun maniacs want to talk about mental health after every senseless shooting spree?

    “A red herring was originally a herring cured by smoking, a process that imparts a reddish color to its flesh.

    It is not known how red herring came to denote something that diverts the attention of observers or investigators, but the modern meaning may have arisen in connection with the sport of hunting….”.

    Gotta’ love the symmetry…

    That’s like blaming war on income inequalities–wait a minute…

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  • hardie karges 7:27 pm on January 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Gun control,   

    GUNS, GERMANS, AND STEAL: THE FATE OF AMERICAN SOCIETY 

    “Don’t fence me in,”… just give me a gun…

     The current debates over gun control in the US are nothing new, of course, and, in a way, have nothing to do with guns or murders or bullets or magazines.  It has to do with control.  We Americans don’t trust control of any sort, especially when it emanates from above or from the center, the central government, that is.  Nor is this predilection entirely an American thing, though we’ve certainly carried the argument to its logical conclusion.  It should be noted straight away that this is the same debate—not similar, analogous, or metaphorically mellifluous—that operates in any and all discussions of economic, health, welfare and other forms of policy. 

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